Hollister is an emotionally scarred veteran from the war, returning home, but finding social life very difficult. He migrates to a remote place in British Columbia, where he starts to feel he can begin to breathe again. How will the rest of his life now turn out? Will he continue to grow as a human being? Will he find meaning and satisfaction in small things, out here in the hidden places? A wonderfully profound and old-fashioned story awaits the listener!
A well told, beautifully observant and tragic tale of a young woman's life, also containing a potentially scandalous relationship between her and a young schoolboy. Gabrielle, a neglected daughter of a widowed father, lives in a beautiful but rugged Connemara, Ireland, she faces many ups and downs in her life, mostly involving men she has no wish being attached to.
A powerful story about how the effects of war physically and mentally changes the soul of a young and sophisticated officer of the infantry, as he tries to save himself and his men amidst the brutality and ruthlessness of the war and the deep cynicism of his superior officers as well.
The Lucky Piece: A Story of the North Woods is a collection of adventurous and romantic stories by Albert Bigelow Paine. The tales in this prodigious work of escapist writing revolve around the lucky piece that a young man once used as payment for a hatful of berries sold to him by a girl one summer evening... Love stories, all kinds of relationships and beautiful mountain life make for a rich creative tapestry.
A corpse emerges on a New England beach, handcuffed to a raft. The whole town seems to want to cover up everything and bury the body as quickly as possible without even bothering to identify it. Our hero, Chester Kent, is determined to investigate the matter...Nothing is as it seems in this completely engrossing mystery yarn that plays out like walking inside a labyrinth! The listener comes up against constant dead-ends during the tale's unfolding, right up to the surprising and satisfying resolution.
A fascinating piece of work containing stories from eye witnesses, written by someone who actually knew "Billy the Kid", the famous gunslinger outlaw. The listener gets an earful of intriguing and riveting historical information about the short and vicious life of Henry McCarty (Billy's real name) as well as a whiff of another legendary Western figure - the Sheriff that captured and killed the Kid, Pat Garrett.
A lady at risk who appears to suffer from amnesia, a man trying to solve it all with her, wanting to prove her innocence of the murder charge pinned on her; who is she? What did she do? What really transpired, and why is her father in danger as well? Classic, adventurous and nail biting writing – that could be straight from a classic Hitchcock film!
Celia and her husband Seth journey from Kentucky to the tornado filled vastness of Kansas, where Seth might be having a job waiting for him in the soon to be built "Magic City", but is that the whole story? This work by Zoe Anderson Norris is filled with wonderful atmosphere; the landscape of Kansas and the ever-present wind become complete and fascinating characters of their own, in many ways influencing the eventual outcome for our central characters.
Can the mystery of The Locks be unlocked? This detective and suspense tale is absolutely filled with goosebumps atmosphere. It features a small mysterious town, peculiar inhabitants with secrets, a lonely odd house called "The Locks", that a stranger moves into. A sole light in a single room strangely lights up every night.
The story, set mostly in the remote harshness of Canada and the lumberjack community, involves three main protagonists, two men and a woman; who get in to something of a triangle drama of the heart and the conscience… A great, classic combination of action, love, atmosphere and personal dilemmas of the characters make this Western something to really appreciate.
An angel called Arcade leaves heaven for earth, where, using his invisibility, he steals books from a library with the purpose of studying. He ultimately joins several other fallen angels with a plan now to overthrow God, in their eyes an incapable and ill-informed and thus impossible creator...The great author's knowledge of history and religious texts is brilliantly conveyed, pairing extremely well with his cynical philosophy and the virtuosity in his descriptive prose.
A suspenseful work filled with everything we want from an adventurous, mysterious romance and murder puzzle! A North Canadian police officer makes a deathbed confession to a murder that an innocent man is going to die for... A beautiful, secretive young woman knows something about the case, but has her motive to keep this hidden from everyone except the Chief of Police, who has reasons of his own for everything to just go away...
Welcome to the life of George Basine, and those of his family and friends; as legendary author and screenwriter Ben Hecht takes the listener through a maze of ethical struggle and identity related dilemmas involving the everlasting questions of perception and self-perception...
The listener is engrossed in a world filled with action, travel, betrayal and greed. A complicated and multifaceted story involving a journey across the sea, different countries and a potential revolution; but the core of it is of our hero rescuing his lady and trying to find the famous treasure of Eldorado.
In this entertaining western detective story, the protagonist starts out as a usual rodeo cowboy needing to help out a special friend. Things intensify into murder and our cowboy/detective becomes entangled; having to sort out who murdered his uncle.
Is a defense attorney forced to defend his client, or should he follow his conscience, knowing that the client he is defending is essentially guilty? And if his friends believe that he may have been aware of it before the trial yet respect the man for his morals; might it not become cause for blackmail, and therefore revenge? This is the ethical quandary that the novel grapples with, as well as painting a suspenseful and mysterious atmosphere involving the attorney's background, the titular house and its white shadows.
Meet Edgar Braine, our proficient main character, the editor of a local newspaper and a politician. Being a hardworking and centered man, having followed his old mother's advice on leading a good, ethical life; he now faces a bit of a quandary where a caveat, a warning from his mother, might come in very handy, possibly saving him from a personal catastrophe...